i’ll hold your coats
“Hopefully we’ll go into eight to 10 races and beat the snot out of them,” said former Rep. Steve LaTourette of Ohio, whose new political group, Defending Main Street, aims to raise $8 million to fend off tea-party challenges against more mainstream Republican incumbents. “We’re going to be very aggressive and we’re going to get in their faces.”
Tactics being discussed among Republican strategists, donors, and party leaders include running attack ads against tea-party candidates for Congress; overthrowing Ron Paul’s libertarian acolytes dominating the Iowa and Minnesota state parties; promoting open primaries over nominating conventions, which can produce Republican hard-liners such as Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli and shutdown-instigator Mike Lee of Utah; and countering political juggernauts Heritage Action, the Club for Growth, and FreedomWorks that target Republican incumbents who have consorted with Democrats.
clearly, a bunch of communists
read the article here: Inside the Messy but Moneyed Republican Plan to Neutralize the Tea Party
i’ve been reading about the supposed inevitability of the republican party splitting into the True Conservative Republican Party (wall st) and the True Conservative Republican Party (morons) for years, and i find it exhilarating to see it actually happening, and even accelerating. it resembles nothing so much as the splintering of western christianity during the reformation, with the catholic church trying to reform its lumbering and bureaucratic organization and desperately defend itself against a protestant movement splitting into ever more radical and mutually hostile movements
but! be careful what you wish for - you may get it!
this fight in the republican party is sure to develop in unpredictable and surprising ways. revolutions tend to be difficult to control or predict, and often end up morphing into bizarre science fiction or horror show shapes. what will this epic struggle in one of america’s major political parties end up looking like, and what will it do to the country?
um, i dunno